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Poetry and Airplanes
(Universal)

Teitur

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Poetry and Airplanes, by Danish singer-songwriter Teitur, is a powerful reminder not to judge an album by its cover. I'll admit I was sucked in by the dark, ominous-looking artwork, reminiscent of both Mule Variations and Alice by Tom Waits. I thought I would be treated, at the very least, to a band trying their best to sound as weird and seedy as Waits.

Alas, that was not the case.

It quickly became evident after the first few notes of the album-opening "Sleeping with the Lights On" that the cover photo and the material didn't exactly go well together. Instead of Waitsian wonder, Poetry and Airplanes is composed of bittersweet love ballads that would easily find themselves at home on any soft-rock radio station.

That being said, there is nothing particularly wrong with Teitur. The music is arranged and played very nicely, he's got a good voice and delivers his lyrics with emotion.

Yet, despite everything Teitur has on his side, I can't get past how utterly safe Poetry and Airplanes sounds. Maybe it's due to my continuous spiral into the depths of art rock elitism but this release is far too conventional for me, but don't let my stupid musical exclusiveness stop you from enjoying an otherwise sound album.

I can't actually call Poetry and Airplanes bad, and if you're a fan of Ron Sexsmith you'll likely love it.

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Am very impressed with the CD. Well-written and great music to relax to...a bit John Mayer-ish...

I'ts amazing! have never heard such wonderfull music, since...well, ever!
"Poetry & aeroplanes" is definitely my favoritalbum at the moment.
so silent, and yet totally beautiful and calming....Gosh, I just LOVE that record....!

Any of you who has not heard some of Teitur's music:
Please do! You'll find out, that there's a lot more awsome music in the world...., than you might know!
Teitur, you rock!!!

My friend introduced me to Teitur a few months ago and since then he has become my favorite singer/songwriter. I saw him play live last night and if you are ever presented with the opportunity to see him you should definitely take it. He is an amazing lyricist and musician.

I have read a lot of bad reviews about teitur's album and was skeptical when I first came to listen to the album. Most of the people who wrote the opinions though seem to have been either extreme fans of hard rock bands like metallica, which I happen to like myself, or just unfeeling bastards. The point of all of this is to say that Teitur performs all of the songs on his album as if his whole heart is in them and the sad songs, such as "I was just thinking", simply touch the deepest area of my soul. I applaud Teitur for such a great effort and would recommend the album to anyone with a heart.

what can I say? he¥s amazing!
TEITUR LASSEN is the greatest musican the world has ever known!! :D

u people out there:
POETRY & AEROPLANES .. - the cd is unbelievable!

buy it, borrow it or whatever, LISTEN TO IT! :D

go to: www.teitur.com..

TEITUR, tË™ ert tann mest fantastiski!!!

I think it's one of the most beautiful albums I have ever heard. "I was just thinking" is my favorite.